Welcome to the latest edition of PSD InFocus. This edition offers our usual eclectic mix of interesting topics by interesting people which we hope you will find enjoyable and enlightening. There is a definite theme to these articles, rethinking our approach to talent acquisition.


We kick off with a fascinating and enlightening piece by John Levell about neurodiversity and how it should be informing your diversity and inclusion agenda, and driving competitive strategy.

Peru Principal Consultant, Ashley Pick shares his views on the recruitment and retention challenges facing the Retail Banking Sector - competition, diversity and Brexit to name just a few.

Finally James Radford, CEO of the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company takes a look at the unprecedented ratio of change sweeping through the Banking Sector and what prospective employers are looking for.

Here at PSD we continue to make good progress, reinforcing our position as leading global search and selection specialists in our chosen markets. We are very proud to have been awarded some of the most high profile and challenging positions in our specialist markets, and equally proud of our completion rates on these assignments.

We are also extremely pleased to announce that following our recent assessment for Investors in People, PSD has retained its prestigious Gold Award. We were commended for “exhibiting a level of transparency rarely seen in commercial organisations ... and for hiring and retaining high quality people”.

Finally, I would like to thank our many clients around the world for their continued support, and a special thank you to those of you who have contributed to this edition of PSD InFocus.

Articles

Rise Of The Chief Neurodiversity Officer

Rise Of The Chief Neurodiversity Officer

As you probably know, Directors and Partners in big-4 consultancies don’t have dyslexia. I must have caught mine from my children, I’m sure that must be the case. I certainly can’t have...

The Talent Dating Game For Retail Banks

The Talent Dating Game For Retail Banks

Retaining talented employees has never been harder especially in the retail banking sector. Peru Principal Consultant, Ashley Pick and Head of PSD Banking and Financial Services, Gail Danvers,...

The Secret Of Change

The Secret Of Change

James Radford, CEO of the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, the organisation responsible for clearing the country’s cheques, started his career as a graduate recruit at American Express...